Casa Margarita is a beautifully rustic home perfect for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and groups that want to enjoy a quiet, peaceful, open space near the beach and all that Cabo Pulmo has to offer! Casa Margarita is a 10-20 min walk to restaurants and dining, family-friendly activities and the beach.
The entire home can be rented for a large family or group. The bedrooms each have beds that comfortably fit 2 people. There are also 2 extra cots that can be put in the bedrooms or left in open air for more sleeping space. There are 2 bathrooms, one indoor and one outdoor, both with showers. The large outdoor palapa-style kitchen is stocked and comfortable, with a dining area and outdoor couch. Make sure you enjoy your own happy hour on the rooftop for sunset, or sunrise with morning coffee!
There are extra soaps and towels for your use, as well as toothbrushes and toothpaste if you forget to bring yours. There are towels and linens in your room, and lines to hang your towels around the house. The kitchen is available for use at any time. The kitchen is stocked with pans, glasses, plates, utensils and a french press for coffee. The kitchen also has a barbecue grill available for guest use. Please use the bottom shelf of the fridge to store your food and clean kitchen counters after use and leave no food outside in the open. There is a trash bin under the sink, in the left drawer. We recycle plastic, paper and glass in boxes right outside the kitchen. We have a radio in the kitchen where you can plug your I-pod in. Just ask the caretaker, Thierry (“Terry”) if you are missing anything in the kitchen or if you need extra towels.
Thierry, the caretaker lives in the house, in a room adjacent to the rentals, and shares one of the bathrooms and the kitchen. The home runs solely on solar batteries, and Thierry maintains them to ensure they are functioning for your stay. Upon request, Thierry can stay in a trailer on the property or stay elsewhere. He will have to come by periodically to check the property and batteries. He has 2 bikes available for daily rental if desired and is also available for assistance with directions and other questions. He is very knowledgeable about the area and is happy to assist you in making plans or giving information. He is also a master diver and enjoys taking guests on wonderful excursions (look up marysierra).
LOCATION: Cabo Pulmo is a national marine park on the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, Pulmo Point to Los Frailes Cape, approximately 60 miles north of Cabo San Lucas. Cabo Pulmo began as an undeveloped area with only a few locals living off the land and even now retains is quaint charm along with a saturation of unique activities to enjoy. Casa Margarita is centrally located, within walking distance from the beach (about 15 mins) and even closer to local restaurants. Cabo Pulmo is a well sought after diving destination, the waters of which Jacques Cousteau called 'The Aquarium of the World.' Our caretaker Thierry is a Master Diver and can help arrange a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you and your group if desired (look up marysierra).
TRAVELING: Casa Margarita in the heart of Cabo Pulmo is about 1.5 hours from the Los Cabos International Airport. You will need a rental car to get to Cabo Pulmo, or you can get a taxi, but this will be expensive.
WHAT TO BRING: Cabo Pulmo has only basic supplies within the city limits so plan ahead for items you may want or need during your stay. Bring solid walking shoes if you plan to hoof it around, flashlight/or headlamps, sun shield clothing, hats, beach towels, etc.
DINING: We provide you with drinking water, and basic kitchen items (salt, pepper, sugar, etc) at the house. Before arriving at Cabo Pulmo, buy some food, snacks, and beverages for your stay. The closest store is in La Ribera, which is a 30 minute drive from Cabo Pulmo. The grocery store just on the right past PMex on the road to Cabo Pulmo will have most everything you need. If you want a more Americanized selection, you will most likely have to drive to Los Barilles. The Caballero Restaurant has a small selection of beer and liquor and essential food items. Most of the tourists make their own breakfast and eat out for lunch and dinner. There are several restaurants in Cabo Pulmo that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, but operating hours can change without notice, so it might be a good idea to ask them ahead if they will be open the next day/night.
INTERNET: There is a restaurant in town with WIFI available. There is a nearby Telcel tower that has pretty good cellular internet signal depending on your carrier and plan.
PHONE: Cellular coverage is available, but to check with your cellular provider prior to your stay. Currently AT&T will work here with not trouble, but not the network service for Data. Verizon and others work with extra coverage fees. Most have hot-spot devices that can be purchased ahead of time and activated for use in Mexico as well.
LAUNDRY : There is a lavanderia service in the village with washers and dryers in case you need to wash clothes.
MONEY: Bring cash (USD or Mexican pesos) since most of the local business only accept cash. The closest ATM is 45 minute drive from Cabo Pulmo. There is an ATM at the airport in Los Cabos or at the supermarkets. Note that ATMs only provide you with Mexican pesos. USD are accepted everywhere, generally at about 17 pesos for a dollar. 15% is the usual rate for tips.
EMERGENCY: The local emergency number is 066 but you need a Mexican phone to call it. Theirry, the Caretaker's number is 52 1 624 168 5186 from a US phone. There are emergency exits, including one door in each bedroom and 2 windows for exits.
Enjoy the wild beauty, a tropical paradise in Cabo Pulmo!